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Microsoft Rolls Out The April Xbox One Update — Here’s What’s Inside

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U.K. Startup SkillFlick Opens Its Doors As A Marketplace For Local Services — Starting In London

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SkillFlick is a U.K. startup with the self-described aim of building an ‘Airbnb for local skills’. The site was founded two years ago, launching in beta in January 2013 and is just opening up fully to the public this month. It’s bootstrapped and is actively looking to raise a seed round now. Read More

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MobileAppTracking Says It’s The First Platform To Support iAd Attribution

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Earlier this month, mobile ad attribution startup HasOffers spotted what seemed to be an important new feature in the latest iOS update — iAd attribution. Now it looks like the company was right, because it just announced it’s taken advantage of the new feature to support iAd attribution in its MobileAppTracking service. Basically, this means advertisers can see whether their iAd campaigns… Read More

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Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 With New Action Center, Cortana, Start Screen Improvements

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As expected, Microsoft debuted the Windows Phone 8.1 update, previously internally known as “blue,” this morning at its Build developer conference in San Francisco. The software will roll out to consumers over the next few months. For new devices, Windows Phone 8.1 will come pre-installed on new phones starting at the end of the month.

Intel Pours $740M Into Cloudera In Exchange For An 18% Stake

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Earlier this month, Cloudera announced that it had raised $160 million from a cadre of investors, including Google Ventures. That, as TechCrunch noted, brought its total funding to $300 million. Scratch all that: Cloudera today announced that it has picked up $740 million more from Intel. Read More

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Amazon Greenlights Six More Original Shows, Renews “Alpha House”

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Confirming and expanding on news scooped by Variety earlier this month, Amazon this morning officially announced its plans to greenlight six more of its Amazon Studios’ pilot shows, which are now being given full seasons. The new shows, which include The After, Bosch, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent and Wishenpoof!, will come to… Read More

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Pedius Lets Italy’s Deaf Make Phone Calls, With More Countries To Come

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Pedius is a four month-old Italian start-up that has an app currently available for Android that enables the deaf to make phone calls. The user texts a message, and that text translates to speech at the other side of the phone call. There is also a clean-looking website to accompany it, and, although it is currently available only in Italian, it is soon set to expand to Brazil, the United States,… Read More

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The ‘European FreeWheel’ Videoplaza Claims 50% Of Europe’s Broadcasters

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Earlier this month FreeWheel, which had become the go-to ad-serving platform for many TV networks that stream their content online, was acquired by Comcast for an amount in the region of $320 million. In a similar vein Adobe acquired a similar company Auditude for $120 million. And last year TechCrunch-owner AOL acquired video advertising platform Adap.tv in a deal that should be worth around $405… Read More

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Digital Ocean’s Journey From TechStars Reject To Cloud-Hosting Darling

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The cloud hosting service DigitalOcean is one of the big startup success stories of the last year. Earlier this month, the company announced that it had raised a $37 million funding round led by Andreesen Horowitz, just a few months after raising a $3.2 million seed round. Maybe even more importantly, it’s adding customers at a rapid clip and it has now spun up over 1.3 million cloud server… Read More

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Overstock’s Bitcoin Purchases Account For Less Than 1% Of Revenue, But It’s Growing

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Since Overstock.com started to accept Bitcoin as a purchase currency, the company has received a good press for its efforts to support the nascent cryptocurrency. Working with Coinbase to process Bitcoin, Overstock.com announced that it crossed the million-dollar sale mark in the currency earlier this month. A report out this morning better details how Overstock.com is faring with Bitcoin now that… Read More

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